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Little League Newsletter - March

Posted by Luann Jenkins on Mar 02 2005 at 04:00PM PST
If you have trouble viewing this e-mail, go to http://www.littleleague.org/newsletter/05mar Little League Homepage Volume 22 - Issue No. 5 March 2005 This Month in Little League Welcome to the fifth issue of the Little Leaguer e-newsletter. In this month’s issue, you’ll see how Little League is growing in many parts of the world, how you can ask a question of a two-time Little League Baseball World Series manager, and how one Little League volunteer overcomes his own challenges so disabled children can overcome theirs. Also, be sure to check out the “Best Practices” section on the right side of the page, to see if someone you know has won a Little League Baseball World Series t-shirt and hat! Photo of the Month See full-sized photo -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Local Little Leagues Show Significant Growth A preliminary look at Charter Applications for 2005 shows many local Little League programs are growing, particularly in the Tee Ball and Minor League Divisions. Little Leaguer investigates the reasons for the growth here. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- “Ask Little League” to be Featured Twice This Month! Two-time Little League Baseball World Series manager Jim Michalek of Richmond, Texas, will answer questions live on-line on March 17. Two weeks later, Little League International Director of Risk Management Dan Kirby will be on the “Ask Little League” hot seat. Click here for the details. Archives from recent sessions with Little League graduate and New York Yankees ace pitcher Mike Mussina, and Little League International Umpire Consultant Andy, can be found here. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Guest Writer: Texas Coach/Columnist Looks Forward to 2005 Season Doug Sarant coaches a Little League team in Texas, and is a columnist at the local newspaper. Click here to read one of Doug’s most recent columns on the trials and tribulations to which many in Little League can relate. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Newark Little Leagues Honor Urban Initiative Supporters It was snowing outside, but inside the talk was all about Little League recently when the Little League Urban Initiative programs in Newark, N.J., honored those who have supported the leagues. Check here for details and photos! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Japan Hosts Regional Meeting, Will Host Regional Tournament District Administrators and other Little League officials from 10 nations in the Asia-Pacific Region (ASPAC) met in Kitakyushu, Japan, recently to discuss strategies for the 2005 season and plan for the 2005 ASPAC Little League Baseball Regional Tournament, scheduled for July 2005 in Kitakyushu. Click here for all the details. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Spring is Right Around the Corner – Still Time for Training There’s still time to become better prepared for the 2005 season. Check out the links below Click here for information on the Road Shows coming to a place near you Click here for information on clinics offered at the Regional Centers Click here to download a free copy (PDF) of “A Year in the Life of Hometown Little League” Click here for information on the Little League Manager/Coach Education Program. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Little League Volunteer Helps Players Live a Dream, Despite Personal Hardship Nearly 90 disabled children from Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk counties in New York, come to the East Meadow Little League complex every Sunday during the season for two hours of fun and baseball. Read about the man behind this success story here. If your league has a great story to tell, let us know! Check out how to submit a story here. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Poland Hosts First Regional Meeting of District Administrators from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (March 2, 2005) – District Administrators from 21 countries in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) attended a training clinic provided by Little League officials over the weekend of Feb. 11-13, in Warsaw, Poland. Details are available here. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Little League Awards Program Honors Selfless Service Each year, national winners in the Little League Awards Program earn a trip to the Little League Baseball World Series in Williamsport, Pa. Will someone from your league or district earn a trip this year? Read all about the entry process here. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Enter the Little League Photo Contest! Are you a Little League volunteer? Do you have a great photo of some Little League activity? Would you like to share it with the world? If you answered “yes” to all three questions, then you can enter your photo in the Little League photo contest! Check out the details here. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Do You Know an Outstanding Former Little Leaguer? If you know of a former Little League player who has gone on to become a noted leader in his or her field as an adult, let us know! Click here to see the criteria we’re looking for. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Around the Bases Little League Logos Available Several Little League Friends, Administrators Pass Away Little Leaguer Organizes Equipment Drive for Poland Springtime is the Right Time to Sign Up for Little League Summer Camp Click here to read all about the above stories. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nine New Uganda Little Leagues Welcomed for 2005 Season A hearty welcome to the newly-chartered programs that joined the Little League family recently, including nine from the Eastern African nation of Uganda. Click here for a list of the leagues. Chartering with Little League is easy! If you know of a non-Little League program that would be interested in more information on becoming a real Little League, click here. Tips for Volunteers League Officer Tip of the Month Thinking ahead can resolve many of the scheduling headaches experienced by some leagues. Check out the tips here. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Volunteer Umpire Tip of the Month Umpiring has a “language” all its own. Check out the definitions here. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Coach/Manager Tip of the Month The expectations of the manager/coaches, the parents and the players should be well communicated before the season starts. Check out the tips here. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ASAP Tip of the Month It’s easy. It saves money. It reduces injuries. Does your league have an ASAP program? Check out the very latest here. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sponsor/Licensing Tip of the Month Digital Scout offers an easy-to-use software package to help leagues keep track of stats. Click here for all the info. This Month's Featured Merchandise All Infant and Toddler Wear Marked Down! Baseball Shirt Rompers T-shirt Infant Blanket Bib Shop Our Store -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • Accessories • Books & Videos • Gifts • Hats • Outerwear • Pins & Awards • Shirts • Specials Did You Know? Just about every local Little League program has some dealings with the media. For several years, Little League has made a Media Guide available, with tons of useful information. Click here to find out more! Best Practices: Share Your Good Ideas With the Rest of Little League! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What has your league done recently to recognize team sponsors for their contribution to the league? Click here to find out how you might win a Little League Baseball World Series t-shirt and hat if your tip is selected. Click here to see the “Best Practices” tip from last month, and how Chad Foster of Simpsonville, S.C., won a Little League Baseball World Series t-shirt and hat! ASAP Safety Newsletters Now Available Online! Every issue of the ASAP Safety Program Newsletter, from October 1998 to the present, is now available for viewing or download directly from Little League Online! (see download instructions on the ASAP newsletter page). Many people use “spam” filters to eliminate unwanted junk e-mails. 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